George Carlin was an American comedian, social critic, actor, and author. Carlin was an imfamous stand-up comedian, social critic, satirist, actor, and writer/author who won five Grammy Awards for his comedy albums. He was known for his black comedy and his thoughts on politics, the English language, psychology, religion, and various taboo subjects.
The first of his 14 stand-up comedy specials for HBO was filmed in 1977. From the late 1980s, Carlin's routines focused on socio-cultural criticism of modern American society. He often commented on contemporary political issues in the United States and satirized the excesses of American culture. His final HBO special, It's Bad for Ya, was filmed less than four months before his death.
Watch him go off on the government and humanity in this hour long "best of" video:
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